I'd like to show you the first donation...a trio of handmade ceramic crosses by Wanda Pearson. Wanda is not only talented in ceramics, she writes ...prose, poems, music. She is a wonderful English teacher on top of all the other stuff! (She also sews and has a precious granddaughter as a model for her adorable little outfits!) Wanda is what I like to call a "Visionary"...she sees what others do not...she sees what CAN be...not necessarily what is...I LOVE Visionaries!
The Dragonfly Cross is like one I purchased from her for a special Christmas gift for my son. Each of her crosses has a deeper meaning than just being a pretty decorative piece. Her explanations are lovely and heartfelt.
The last cross, The Angel Cross, is the largest of the three and a beautifully sculpted item.
I appreciate Wanda's willingness to share her time and talent with others for this worthy cause. If you are interested in seeing more of her work, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Her offerings inspired mine. I have painted two mixed media crosses to submit for the auction.
These colors are pretty true to the real thing...it appears richer in "person". My second cross is a similar piece but I painted it in neutrals and used handmade paper around the edge to mimic a frame. I used lots of Mod Podge in both pieces. I really had no particular plan except to use dark colors on one and lighter colors on the other. I like the way they turned out.
As I worked on this one, I quickly loved it's neutral appearance. It will go with any type decor.
As other pieces are given, I will post them so you can see the great variety of talent. I wish to thank all the lovely ladies who have been so generous!